Boulder Creek at the trail crossing
- Moderate (to Pine Bench viewpoint)
- 5.5-mile loop
- 800 feet elevation gain
- Open all year
- Use: hikers, horses
- Moderate (to Boulder Creek)
- 8.9-mile loop
- 1100 feet elevation gain
One of Oregon’s few official wilderness areas that’s hikable in winter, the Boulder Creek valley features a plateau forested with stately ponderosa pines—a rarity west of the Cascades.
To drive here from …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.